Crab accessories An assortment of growth shells to choose from as they grow, as well as coconut fiber nets and wood to climb on and nooks to hide in, are all important hermit crab stuff for your little friend’s well-being and enrichment. Petco offers all kinds of hermit crab accessories to help your crab live their best life.
Should I buy a hermit crab? When choosing a hermit crab as a pet, there few things you need to know. It is not cheaper than other pets, and it has a high maintenance cost. Wild hermit crabs can survive for thirty years. Unfortunately, most crabs in captivity, hardly survive for months. There are steps you can take and make your crab survive for long.
What is the best cage for a hermit crab? To summarize, these are the main basic requirements for hermit crab tank:
- A minimum 10 gallon tank that can house a few hermit crabs, like this one.
- Lid for the tank (to preserve humidity & heat), that’s mostly solid, with a small vented or mesh area for proper air exchange
- Substrate to dig and burrow.
- Heat source – hermit crabs need a warm environment.
Where to buy a hermit crab? These animals can be found at most pet stores, and they are easy to take care of. One thing to keep in mind if you are considering getting a hermit crab as a pet is that they will need a special habitat with lots of sand in which to live. If you are looking for a low-maintenance pet, hermit crabs may be the right choice for you.
Are hermit crabs the same as Crazy Crabs? What is a “Crazy Crab?” Crazy Crabs are actually land hermit crabs. Their latin name is Coenibita variabilis. These crabs are native to Australia and are slightly different to species found in the United States. In the USA some species of land hermit crabs live in desert regions, with others are found along the coastlines in warmer climates.